Category: Blog

Metacognition: It’s Good to Talk

29 April 2018

The latest EEF guidance report on Metacognition and self-regulated learning sets out seven recommendations on how to develop pupils’ metacognitive skills and knowledge. One aspect that struck us in the report was the value in teachers considering how to use their talk to support metacognition in the classroom, and in this post we explore some of those ideas. […]

Posted on: 29 April 2018
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Making sense of metacognition

27 April 2018

Alex Quigley, Director of Huntington Research School, explores how schools can use the latest guidance report from the EEF to understand not just metacognition and self-regulation, but how pupils best learn. […]

Author: Alex Quigley, Director of Huntington Research School
Posted on: 27 April 2018
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Is context king in school improvement?

24 April 2018

The EEF’s Families of Schools database provides a wealth of information to help schools learn from each other. In this blog post, James Richardson discusses how it can help schools understand and overcome their common challenges. […]

Author: James Richardson
Posted on: 24 April 2018
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One hit wonders: why standalone CPD sessions don’t work

22 April 2018

Our Leading Learning course starts on Friday 25th May and will take place over three days. Why three days? Because we want our CPD to lead to real change in schools, and everything we know about effective CPD suggests that a standalone day course or after school CPD session is unlikely to change anything. The […]

Posted on: 22 April 2018
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From soundbite to sound practice

15 April 2018

The blog this week comes from Corinne Angier, secondary maths consultant with Trinity MAT, the home of the West Yorkshire Maths Hub, Trinity Teaching School Alliance and White Rose Maths. […]

Author: Corinne Angier
Posted on: 15 April 2018
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Unpacking a School’s Guide to Implementation Part 5: Sustainability

25 March 2018

Over the last few weeks, we have been exploring the various stages of successful implementation, as explored in the EEF guidance report Putting Evidence to Work: A School’s Guide to Implementation. This post looks at Recommendation 6: Plan for sustaining and scaling an intervention from the outset and continuously acknowledge and nurture its use. […]

Posted on: 25 March 2018
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The Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants Guidance Report

11 March 2018

We now have a number of EEF guidance reports, but the very first one published, back in 2015, was ‘Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants’ and we have chosen this guidance report as the focus for our next Research Roadshow. […]

Posted on: 11 March 2018
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9 things you didn’t know about being a fluent reader

3 March 2018

Day 1 of our Improving Literacy In Primary Schools course will focus on research-based approaches to teaching reading. There are still places available on this 3-day course which focuses on reading, writing and oracy in KS2. This blog post is a taster of some of the content that will be covered on the first day which takes place on Wednesday 28th March. […]

Author: Aidan Severs
Posted on: 3 March 2018
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Unpacking a School’s Guide to Implementation Part 4: Delivery

1 March 2018

In our series of blogs on EEF guidance report Putting Evidence to Work: A School’s Guide to Implementation, we’ve now reached Recommendation 5: DELIVER: Support staff, monitor progress, solve problems, and adapt strategies as the approach is used for the first time. […]

Posted on: 1 March 2018
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Unpacking a school’s guide to implementation Part 3: The active ingredients

25 February 2018

In part 3 of our exploration of the EEF guidance report Putting Evidence to Work: A School’s Guide to Implementation, we have reached Recommendation 4: Create a clear implementation plan, judge the readiness of the school to deliver that plan, then prepare staff and resources. […]

Posted on: 25 February 2018
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